anonimous
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Update ESX using an Update Manager

hi

How To use Update Manager from a vSphere client if the vCenter Server is installed as a guest on the same machine?
It seems to be a problem with a maintenance mode.
If the vCenter Server is running, then the ESX cannot go into the maintenance mode.
Should I install vCenter Server on an other, different machine, to do updates?

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Sreec
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

     Why dont you unregister and register the VC on another host and perform the operation via VUM?

Cheers,
Sree | VCIX-5X| VCAP-5X| VExpert 6x|Cisco Certified Specialist
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MeanOldManning
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Bump an old thread.

I was wondering the same thing. When my reseller helped us set up or environment we installed VCenter on a guest. I'm not a sophisticated user yet, is it as simple as installing Vcenter on some other physical computer and registering it?

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anonimous
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Bump an old thread.

I was wondering the same thing. When my reseller helped us set up or environment we installed VCenter on a guest. I'm not a sophisticated user yet, is it as simple as installing Vcenter on some other physical computer and registering it?

Perhaps it doesn't because of maintenance mode during the update.

I hope, with new VMware releases this update problem will be solved. 

It shouldn't be a big problem, like on other software to update, during the booting time.

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SatyS
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

In your case as VC is a guest in the ESX box, the VUM operations cant be performed.

So please clone the VM which has the vCenter Server installed to a new host. So dont take the extra effort of doing the re-installation.

If you find this useful,please mark the answer as correct/helpful Regards, SatyS http://myvirtuallearning.wordpress.com/
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